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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I generally welcome PhD and EdD proposals that incorporate some aspect of education policy analysis.

Personal profile


My research combines theories and methods from education, sociology, critical policy studies and social and political theory to analyse and show connections between different moments in the ‘life’ of education policies, from their formation at an elite level to their implementation in the classroom. I have published findings in key journals in both Education and Political Studies on areas of curriculum reform, disadvantage, and the politics of education.

I am the Course Director for MSc Education and Leadership and lead teaching on its three core modules. I am also the MA Coordinator overseeing coordination for the suite of postgraduate taught courses we offer in the School for Education and Lifelong Learning. I teach sessions on our Ed.D and PGR programmes, including doctoral supervision. I have previously taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in education, politics, and media.

Further background

I joined the School of Education and Lifelong Learning as a lecturer in September 2021. I completed my doctorate at UEA, between the Schools of Education and Lifelong Learning and Politics, Philosophy and Communication and Language Studies (2015-2019). Previously, I worked in two secondary schools as a learning support assistant and the first academic mentor in a new free school in Norwich, where I established and developed a mentoring programme for both lower school and sixth form students. I have held roles at the Centre for Competition Policy as a research associate (2019-20) and at the Brexit & Environment Network as a senior research associate (2020-21).

In 2022, I led the synthesis evaluation into the DfE’s Opportunity Area programme for Norwich and Ipswich (2017-22).

Teaching Interests

I am currently the module lead for the following three MSc modules: 

Key Concepts in Education Leadership and Management 

Principles in Public Policy 

Leading Educational Change in Global Contexts

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia

1 Sep 20157 Jul 2020

Award Date: 7 Jul 2020

Master of Arts, University of East Anglia

30 Sep 201330 Sep 2014

Award Date: 30 Sep 2014

Bachelor of Arts, University of East Anglia

30 Sep 200830 Sep 2011

Award Date: 31 Jul 2011


  • Education (General)
  • Policy
  • Disadvantage
  • Curriculum Reform
  • Critical Policy Studies
  • Sociology of Education